Stainless Steel Hinge - Stainless Butt Hinge, Flush Fit Hinges and Stainless Piano Hinge
Anzor Australia stock a wide range of Stainless Steel Hinges including 304 Grade Butt Hinge , and 316 Stainless Butt Hinge, Stainless Flush Hinges , Stainless Fixed Pin Hinges, Stainless Loose Pin Hinges, and Stainless Piano Hinge, Continuous Hinge. We also have a range of Stainless Marine, Yacht, Boat, Stainless Cabin Hinges
As is the case with all stainless products a good cleaning and maintenance routine should be followed to maintain the finish and functionality of the item. Electro-polishing Stainless Hinge will improve its corrosion resistance, making 304 suitable on boats and 316 even more suitable for harsher environments such as immersion in salt water.
Stainless Piano Hinge/Continuous Hinge
Piano Hinge is a much lighter hinge than a butt hinge and is sold in six foot lengths, identified by its Width (when fully open) x Thickness (measured in gauge) and Overall length. Piano Hinge is available in drilled (complete with countersunk screw holes) or undrilled (no screw holes). Designed to be fitted to the body and lid of an object, piano hinge is used in applications where the materials being joined are not too thick and are designed to spread the load over the total length of the join as opposed to two or three point with a butt hinge.
Stainless Butt Hinges
304 Butt Hinges and 316 Butt Hinges are a small to medium sized hinge mainly used by the wood working industry, they are fitted to both the body and lid or door allowing the lid or door to pivot along the line of the pin of the hinge, allowing the lid or door to be opened and closed easily. A Butt Hinge is usually used in twos or threes where the materials being joined are both solid and stable.
Butt hinges are identified by their Length (parallelto the pin) x Width (open width) x Thickness, though the length and width of the hinge are imperial sizes i.e. 3” x 2” the thickness is always describe in a metric value i.e. 3” x 2” x 1.5mm. Standard Butt Hinges have square edges but we also have a range of radius butt hinges which have rounded corners and are identified in the same manner as the standard butt hinges (Length x Width x Thickness) and are available in fixed and loose pin. The loose pin hinges must be installed with the grade stamp up to avoid the pin falling out.
Flush Fit Hinges are also available, a flush fit hinge when closed offers a much thinner profile and do not require the door to be recessed. The flap that attaches to the door fits inside and sits flush with the other larger flap and gives the appearance that the smaller flap has been cut out of the larger.
Butt hinges are available in 304 and 316 grades, 304 being suitable for interior applications and 316 for outdoor applications. However the 316 hinge has 304 grade bearings fitted which will show signs of tea staining when used in high salt environments and can cause them to corrode and seize, regular stainless steel cleaning and maintenance.
Disadvantages of using butt hinges are that they do require that the door and jamb be recessed and alignment is important in order for the door to swing freely, screw selection is also important as the screw head must sit flush with or just below the surface of the hinge if sitting proud of the hinge the door will not close properly.